Founded in 1958 by a group of self-described “nature freaks,” Amirim is a vegetarian moshav (cooperative village) in a peaceful forested area with magnificent vistas. Most of the moshav families rent out comfy guest rooms; for those who want more privacy, there are also a number of private, cabins that are in great demand (cabin Nof 10 [www.nof10.com] costs extra, but offers a fabulous view). Each unit is different in layout, but similar in their woodsy décor (the look is log cabin-esque, with knotty walls, comfy furnishings, and in some cases, such niceties as Jacuzzi tubs and private terraces). On site are a number of excellent, meat-free restaurants (and they’re serious about the vegetarianism here; you can be expelled from your cabin if you use your kitchen or outdoor grill to cook meat). The moshav’s in-season swimming pool is available to guests, as is a spa/massage center.
- Frommer's Staff